Cyril Blacklaws

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
--1902
N/A
16-02-1935
Auckland- NZ
16-02-1935 v Halifax
Rochdale Hornets
1936- Rochdale Hornets
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1934-1935
37 (0)
2
2
0
10

BIOGRAPHY

Cyril Blacklaws by Alex Service

The Saints enjoyed much success by recruiting three New Zealand players, Hutt, Hall and Hardgrave, in 1929 to boost playing strength. In the mid-1930s, on the recommendation of second row forward Trevor Hall, who was still a Saints player, it was decided to sign two more. Cyril Blacklaws, essentially a forward, was joined by left-winger Mortimer Stephens. Unfortunately the two players did not quite make the same impact as before, basically because the St.Helens team was in relative decline. Yet their signing was considered significant by the local press at the time.

The St.Helens Newspaper reported that: "The two men were brought up to Liverpool by members of the Committee and driven by car from Liverpool to the Fleece Hotel, where they were accorded a civic and sporting reception. Present at the reception were members of the Committee, members of the Town Council, players, visitors and pressmen."

At the age of 22, Blacklaws was described mainly as a forward with great utility value. He was over 14 stones and six feet in height and still growing. He could kick goals and was a speedy runner with a hefty tackle.
His pal Stephens later went to Rochdale Hornets with his former Saints team-mate Trevor Hall. We are not sure what happened to Cyril Blacklaws. Can anyone help?

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1934~35 1 1 0 12
1935~361 1 0 25
TOTALS:2 2 0 37
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
16th Feb 1935 L 12 Halifax L 1934~35 H 3 4 V
23rd Feb 1935 W 12 Leigh L 1934~35 H 25 5 1 V
2nd Mar 1935 L 12 Castleford L 1934~35 A 4 14 V
9th Mar 1935 L 12 Warrington L 1934~35 H 2 14 V
16th Mar 1935 L 12 Salford L 1934~35 H 8 26 V
23rd Mar 1935 L 12 Salford L 1934~35 A 5 9 V
30th Mar 1935 W 12 Leigh L 1934~35 A 8 7 V
6th Apr 1935 W 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 H 6 4 V
13th Apr 1935 D 12 Bradford Northern L 1934~35 A 5 5 V
19th Apr 1935 L 12 Wigan L 1934~35 A 6 26 V
23rd Apr 1935 W 12 Oldham L 1934~35 H 15 5 1 V
1st May 1935 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 H 2 8 V
31st Aug 1935 L 11 Widnes L 1935~36 H 2 9 V
7th Sep 1935 L 11 Widnes L 1935~36 A 6 8 V
21st Sep 1935 L 12 Acton & Willesden L 1935~36 H 2 5 V
12th Oct 1935 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1935~36 A 11 0 V
26th Oct 1935 L 12 Warrington L 1935~36 A 3 9 V
9th Nov 1935 L 11 Leigh L 1935~36 A 5 9 V
16th Nov 1935 W 11 Bramley L 1935~36 H 31 3 V
23rd Nov 1935 W 11 Halifax L 1935~36 H 22 15 V
30th Nov 1935 W 11 Bradford Northern L 1935~36 A 13 10 V
7th Dec 1935 W 11 Oldham L 1935~36 H 12 4 V
25th Dec 1935 W 11 St. Helens Recs L 1935~36 A 3 0 V
26th Dec 1935 L 11 Wigan L 1935~36 H 0 14 V
28th Dec 1935 D 11 Streatham and Mitcham L 1935~36 A 3 3 V
1st Jan 1936 W 11 St. Helens Recs L 1935~36 H 5 3 V
4th Jan 1936 L 11 Oldham L 1935~36 A 2 10 V
11th Jan 1936 L 11 Liverpool Stanley L 1935~36 A 5 14 V
1st Feb 1936 W 12 Leigh L 1935~36 H 9 4 V
15th Feb 1936 L 12 Halifax L 1935~36 A 6 9 V
20th Feb 1936 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 H 6 14 1 V
22nd Feb 1936 L 12 Bramley L 1935~36 A 4 22 V
29th Feb 1936 L 11 Liverpool Stanley L 1935~36 H 7 10 V
7th Mar 1936 L 11 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 A 0 23 V
14th Mar 1936 L 11 Batley L 1935~36 H 8 10 1 V
21st Mar 1936 L 11 Batley L 1935~36 A 6 18 V
13th Apr 1936 L 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1935~36 H 0 2 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 37 OTHER 0 = 37
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 37
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